The Magna-Plug magnetic connector has been announced by Exceltec. The food grade magnetic connector has been designed primarily to reduce cable and probe breakages in manufacturing processes.
The Magna-Plug product has a male connector and a female connector. It also has a female connector variant for panel mounting.
The body of the connectors is made of food grade Teflon, which meets FDA specifications.
The product meets IP67/68 and the force of the magnet is 10 lb. The advantage of the force feature, the company says, is that the plug can be easily disconnected.
For example, an operator moves a food shelf in which the connector is used for a temperature probe or if a manufacturing equipment is moved and the cable is pulled, connectors will be separated without damage and without interruption due to damaged cables.
The magnetic connector can be used for low voltage signal applications and 4 to 20 mA.